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Big Finish: Survivors – Series 6

I’ve been waiting for this for some time now, and really looking forward to it. Today it is released, and I’ll almost certainly be buying it today.

In preparation for series 6 I decided to listen to all previous 5 series in order. That’s the Big Finish series of course, not the original television series or the remake. I thought it would be a good wait to get ready and have the timeline and stories straight for series 6. I’d forgotten just how good Big Finish have made survivors. They’ve done an amazing job on it. It’s totally consistent with the original and yet extends it seamlessly.

When I’ve absorbed series 6 I’ll let you know the verdict.

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Watching Star Trek, from the start …

I’ve just finished watching what was the final iteration of Star Trek, “Enterprise”. Of course “Enterprise” was set before the original series of Star Trek, but was the last to be made. Having watched it I’ve now started watched the original series from the start as it’s just turned up on netflix. In fact, it isn’t the only Star Trek series that’s arrived on netflix. In fact they’ve now got the original series, TNG, DS9 and Voyager too. So I now have a unique opportunity, I can watch every episode in strict chronological order.

And that’s what I plan to do now. I’ll be going through the lot!

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Doctor Who, The Pursuit Of History

Doctor Who, The Pursuit Of History
Doctor Who, The Pursuit Of History

I’m really looking forward to listening to this as it brings back a character from one of the previous seasons of the fourth doctor, played by David Warner. His was a really good character, and he appeared in two episodes. I’m glad that he’s back in this story, as not only is it a good character, but played by David Warner makes it a great listen.

I’ll let you know when I’ve heard it.

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Doctor Who, Shadow of the Past

Shadow of the Past
Shadow of the Past

This was a recommendation from the Big Finish site and I thought I’d really l really wanted to hear it because it was read by Caroline Johns herself and I thought her Liz Shaw was a great companion.

This story was excellent. A bit more cerebral a story and I was glad for it. I have to say that I really enjoyed it and so much so that I think I’ll probably try a few more Liz Shaw stories.

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So I listened to the new 10th Doctor Stories, here’s what I think

New 10th Doctor Stories
New 10th Doctor Stories

It took me a while to get round to listening to this set of stories, but I managed to finish it yesterday. I have to say that I was really looking forward to getting into this, but was slightly surprised that it was only 3 stories and not 4. That said, I was pleased that this came out at all as I do think that the Donna companion has been one of, if not the best companion of the new Doctor Who.

Anyway, the stories themselves were good. Pretty much in keeping with the TV episodes with the same characters. I did enjoy them overall. I can’t say that they were the best ever, but they were good. The other stuff in the ‘box set’ was only ok. I’m not sure why Big Finish put in the music from each story as a separate track. It’s ok, sort of nice to hear, but not what I’m really buying it for.

As for the ‘extras’, I’m not a massive fan of these in any audiobook. I do listen to them as occasionally you’ll get a real gem or pearl of wisdom from them, but on the whole I listen once and never again. This set had 2 lots of ‘extras’. The first was time I’ve seen that. The first extras was fine. The usual, interviews, chat, etc. However, the second set seemed to be very little to do with this ‘box set’ and far more general, and I wasn’t sure quite why it was there at all.

Aside from those gripes I did enjoy the stories, and that was the main thing after all, so I’m glad I’ve heard it, and I hope that they do another one.